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Behavior my guinea pig

little loz

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i had my guinea pig out just and he was fine then suddenly he jumps off my lap and starts squirming and like pigs do like ive hurt him or something but a couple of weeks ago i put a lead on him and he didnt like it so i tuck it off and i think his back was urt a little but the next day it was fine

for the past couple of days hes been strange like hes fine then he doesnt want to be touched does anyone know what i could do ?:)
 
How long have you had him? If he is new he might just be jumpy around you. When I first got my guinea pig he never wanted me to hold him, and squirmed when I did. Now he loves to be held and will sit in my lap for hours. Although if he is jumping off your lap he could seriously be hurting his back. They have very fragile backs. Anyway keep working on him.
 
ive have him since the summer he has been fine for ages its just recently hes gone all strange
 
If you think you injured his back with the leash you should probably get a check up at a vet.
 
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was there anything wrong with your piggie when you went to the vet ?
 
Have you treated him for mites? They don't like to be touched if they have mites.
 
I also wouldn't walk your guinea pig on a leash anymore (especially if it's what you think hurt your pigs back). It's better just to set up a place to play for floortime. I hope your visit with the vet goes well!
 
! I hope he is okay!!!!
 
Have you treated him for mites? They don't like to be touched if they have mites.

no not yet i will check though and i am going to wait a couple of days and see if there is any change in his behaviour and if there isnt i will take him to the vets but if he is back to normal then well thats great lol :D xx

thanks for the useful info xx:)
 
I also wouldn't walk your guinea pig on a leash anymore (especially if it's what you think hurt your pigs back). It's better just to set up a place to play for floortime. I hope your visit with the vet goes well!


nope i don't walk him any more i havent since his behaviour changed i won't in the future either because of his back :D

thanks for all the useful info guys xx
 
i am going to take him to the vets tomorrow to get him checked over
 
Good with guinea pigs and any issues its never good to "wait it out". They can starve to death in as little as 12 hours. Its called gut statis. Which is why if they skip a meal NOT to just look at it as he is not hungry. Guinea pigs are ALWAYS hungry. They arn't hard wired like us and dont often get better without our intervention. Are you sure his movements arn't popcorning (happiness)?

Beautiful Guinea Pig Popcorning - YouTube
 
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